Happy Birthday Coco ♥

132 years ago, an icon was born. On the 19th of August 1883 Gabrielle Chanel saw the light of the day for the first time. Today better known as Coco Chanel, the little girl had an impressive life ahead of her. She always did what she wanted to and she never let influence her style by anyone.

For me, Coco Chanel is probably the person I admire the most. Well, she’s definitively in my top 10! I think it’s just so amazing what she achieved and how she changed the whole fashion world. Starting with her simple hats followed by timeless clothes and accessories, she became one of the most important icons of fashion. With her clothes, women could finally move with more freedom because Coco banished all corsets, uncomfortable dresses and heavy skirts. Women who wore Chanel represented youth, elegance and a sportive confidence. However, her designs are timeless. Even when you walk into a Chanel store today (aah.. heaven ;)) or look at other labels you can see the traces she left. The striped shirt inspired by sailors, the jersey fabrics, the typical Chanel Suit, the little black dress, pearls and – of course – the Chanel bag 2.55. Plus, she launched one of the best fragrances – the one and only Chanel N°5.

Chanel N°5 – The Chanel Suit – Chanel Bag 2.55

Alright my loves, to honor this special birthday girl, I wanted to share with you some inspirational quotes and timeless looks from Coco. I hope you enjoy! Tell me what you think 🙂

Have an awesome day everyone – and always remember to stay classy and fabulous 🙂

With love, Carmen ????

Young Gabrielle Chanel

“Keep your heels, head and standards high.” – Coco Chanel

The striped shirt inspired by sailors

“Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the runway.” – Coco Chanel

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel

Flawless Coco

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

Fashion in person

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” – Coco Chanel

“Fashion changes, style endures.” – Coco Chanel

Be inspired by this amazing woman my loves!